In-depth

Causes

Hypercalcemia

Hypercalcemia is a higher than normal calcium level in your blood. The most common causes are an overactive parathyroid gland and certain cancers.

Coping and support

Cancer diagnosis: 11 tips for coping

To face any difficult time in your life, you need effective coping strategies. These tips help you deal with your cancer diagnosis.

Symptoms

Urinary incontinence

Don't let fear of losing bladder control restrict your activities. With treatment, you can reduce your symptoms and cope more effectively.

Tests and diagnosis

Bone scan

Bone scans can help detect bone disorders and hidden fractures.

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Positron emission tomography (PET) scan

A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that can detect changes within certain tissues or organs early, often before disease progresses.

X-ray

X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.

Treatments and drugs

Chemotherapy

Find out what to expect as you prepare for chemotherapy treatment.

Hip replacement surgery

Learn how to prepare for your hip replacement. Find out what happens during surgery.

Apr. 27, 2012